Minnesota State Mankato’s online programs fit the needs of working professionals and busy adults who want to advance their careers, complete a degree or build new skill sets.
Minnesota State Mankato's Master of Accounting program provides students with the credit hours necessary to become a Certified Public Accountant. The 12-month program offers an exceptional value to both new graduates and anyone seeking to shift gears and pursue a career in accounting.
Advanced Professional Nurse
Advanced Professional Nurse graduates are prepared for a variety of advanced professional nursing roles and will possess skills for inclusive and equitable advanced nursing practice in diverse settings.
Applied Health Science
The Applied Health Science program is focused on training students in health promotion and disease prevention to prepare them for employment in public health and community health agencies, health care organizations, and wellness programs.
The MBA Program is designed to provide the leaders of tomorrow with the tools they need to succeed in a global business economy.
Communication Studies: Master of Science
The Communication Studies MS degree is typically sought by students interested in gaining knowledge directly applicable to a specific career path. Students usually plan a career in business or industry upon graduation.
Communication and Composition
Communication and Composition is an inter-disciplinary program designed for individuals with an interest in teaching both communication and composition at community colleges and technical colleges.
Educational Technology responds to the growing needs of P-16 education and industry in providing instruction and training for the technological environment.
The M.S. in Elementary Education program prepares in-service, licensed K-12 teachers from around the world to be leaders in the field of elementary education.
The M.S. in Elementary Teaching program prepares students to obtain a MN K-6 Elementary Teaching License. This program is intended for students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and are now interested in seeking a K-6 teacher licensure program
The MA in English: English Education offers secondary English teachers the opportunity to enrich their knowledge of English and to develop knowledge in other areas.
English: Literature and Composition
The MA in Literature and Composition is an interdisciplinary program designed for those with an interest in teaching in both areas.
English: Literature and English Studies
The Master of Arts in Literature and English Studies provides students with a firm foundation in British, American and World Literature with coursework that includes theory, teaching college-level literature, broader surveys and more specialized author, period and genre courses.
Forensics and Communication
Students interested in the Forensics and Communication MFA typically want to pursue teaching/coaching positions in an academic environment or want to pursue professional careers involving public speaking, training and development, or public service skills.
Information Security Risk Management
Our online Information Security and Risk Management master's program takes an applied approach to graduate education. Our courses bridge information technology with leadership, professional communication, and management skills.
Our M.S. and licensures in Reading prepare in-service K-12 teachers from around the world to be effective teachers of reading through coursework that focuses on applying research and theory in the field of reading education to a K-12 classroom practice.
School Library and Information Studies
The School Library and Information Studies program offers convenient, focused, high quality instruction that fills a rapidly evolving professional need in Minnesota and nationwide.
Spanish for the Professions
The MS Spanish for the Professions degree serves students who are pursuing an advanced degree in Spanish for work in a variety of professions.
Graduate programs offered in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Cognitive Disabilities, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Early Childhood Special Education, and Learning Disabilities are designed to prepare professionals to work with students with disabilities in school settings
The Sport Management program prepares students with sport business concepts that help students plan and manage sport at the professional level, in college athletics and many other areas.
Teaching and Learning
The Master of Science in Teaching and Learning program is available to all teachers who wish to broaden their knowledge base, enhance their classroom performance and better serve the needs of learners.
The graduate program in Technical Communication prepares students to be professional information developers, technical or professional writers, and editors who are skilled at using the written and spoken word, along with visuals.
Graduate Certificate Programs
The Business Leadership certificate program focuses on both understanding and practicing the skills critical to effective performance as a leader in any organization.
The graduate certificate in Communication Education (GC-CE) is designed for individuals who hold a post-secondary degree in a different discipline and are seeking to expand their education to teach communication courses at a community or technical college.
Computer Keyboard and Related Technology
The Graduate Certificate in Computer, Keyboard, and Related Technology is an Educational Technology Endorsement that responds to the growing needs of P-16 education in providing instruction and training for the technological environment.
The Cultural Diversity graduate certificate program provides graduate students/professionals who earned a bachelor’s degree the opportunity to acquire cross-cultural competency skills and expertise.
Culturally Responsive Teaching
The Culturally Responsive Teaching certificate program emphasis is placed upon facilitating graduate students in strengthening and broadening their knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to function effectively as educators.
Curriculum and Technology
The Curriculum and Technology Graduate Certificate provides educators with research-based skills and frameworks to meet the curriculum and technology needs of diverse student populations with the goal of creating equitable student-centered learning experiences.
Cyber Risk Analysis
The Cyber Risk Analysis graduate certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to analyze cyber risks, communicate cyber risks to technical and non-technical audiences, and to take steps to manage those risks.
Developmental Adapted Physical Education
The program is designed to enhance pedagogical knowledge and teaching skills in developmental adapted physical education (DAPE).
The Digital Educator graduate certificate helps prepare students for technology digital tool integration strategies for online and hybrid instruction, design, and implementation.
Educational Technology in the Classroom
The Educational Technology in the Classroom certificate is for the licensed teacher to effectively utilize technology into the classroom.
Elementary Math Pedagogy
The Elementary Math Pedagogy graduate certificate program is designed to provide educators with the fundamental pedagogies for teaching mathematics in elementary schools.
The English Literature graduate certificate provides students with a foundation in British, American, and World literature, and elective coursework in theory and more specialized author, period, and genre courses.
Family Consumer Science
The Family Consumer Science certificate program provides the professional who already has a teaching degree or who is working on a graduate teaching degree with the necessary courses to meet the MN standards for teacher licensure in Family Consumer Science Education for grades 5-12.
Instructional Technology and Design
The Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology and Design responds to the growing needs of P-16 education, public and non-profit organizations, and business industry in providing instruction and training development.
Physical Education Teacher Education
The program is designed to enhance pedagogical knowledge and teaching skills in physical education.
Planning and Students' Learning
The graduate certificate program emphasis is placed upon facilitating graduate students in strengthening and broadening their knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to function effectively as educators.
The Graduate Certificate in Political Science is designed for secondary and post-secondary school teachers and instructors who would like to further their professional development, meet post-secondary faculty qualifications, or earn their first credits toward an eventual master’s degree.
The Professional Communication certificate prepares students with the skills to communicate in a variety of professional contexts including corporate, nonprofit, and government. Through theory and practice, students will learn to craft and adapt strategic messages for professional settings.
Psychology: General Psychology
The Psychology graduate certificate provides a broad exposure to the major areas of psychology, as well as opportunities to apply psychological science to real-world issues.
The Graduate Certificate in Reading is designed for licensed teachers who want to add a MN Reading Teacher License or community college faculty interested in teaching developmental reading.
Spanish for Professionals
The graduate certificate program prepares current K-12 teachers or practicing professionals with a competency-based Spanish courses that develop their writing and oral competencies in Spanish and their multicultural literacy.
Programs in Academic and Behavioral Strategist, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Cognitive Disabilities, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Early Childhood Special Education, and Learning Disabilities prepare professionals to work with students with disabilities in school settings.
Teacher as Leader
Teacher as Leader courses examine effective approaches that increase student-teacher, student-student, and student-community relationships, how to develop, lead, maintain, and sustain learning communities, and examine the role of the professional teacher as leader and scholar.
The Teaching Writing graduate certificate enables current and prospective teachers (Grades 5-College) to develop expertise in teaching writing.
The Technical Communication graduate certificate program prepares participants for careers in technical communication, emphasizing current industry practice in the research, writing, editing, and publishing of (print or online) technical documents
The Graduate Certificate in Technologist responds to the growing needs of technology integrationist in P-16 education. Program emphasis is technology planning and leadership.